Shopska salad

Shopska salad named after the Shoppi, the natives of the Sofia region, is by far Bulgaria’s most popular salad. This recipe use a special type of feta cheese found there called Sirene, however you can always substitute a good Greek feta.

Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: cucumber, feta cheese, Peppers, tomatoes
Servings: 6
Calories: 326kcal


  • 3  tomatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 long cucumber, or 1 regular cucumber, thinly sliced and halved
  • 1 green bell pepper, cubed
  • 1/4 cup black pitted olives, sliced
  • 1/2 large red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 cup Bulgarian feta cheese, thinly grated, sirene
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • salt


  • In a large bowl mix together tomatoes, cucumber, green bell peppers, red onion, and olives. Season with olive oil, and salt.
  • Sprinkle the feta cheese over the salad so that it's nicely covered.
  • Serve immediately as a starter or as a side dish with some grilled meats.

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